Montegut – Shortly before 8:00 pm last night, Troop C responded to a single-vehicle fatality crash on LA 55 near Bush Canal. The crash took the life of 33 year old Alex Abbott of Houma.
The preliminary investigation revealed Abbott was traveling south on LA 55 at a high rate of speed on a 2017 Kawasaki ZX10R motorcycle. Abbott entered a right curve in the roadway and lost control of his motorcycle. He ran off of the road to the left and struck a piece of highway equipment that was parked beyond the northbound travel lane. Abbott was ejected from his motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased on scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office.
Impairment is unknown and a standard toxicology report is pending through the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office. Abbott was wearing a DOT approved helmet at the time of the crash.
Troopers urge motorcyclists of all ages and experience levels to take extra precautions while riding and ensure that they are properly prepared and trained for a variety of riding conditions. Through participation in certified training programs, riders are educated on safe riding practices such as being visible, dressing for safety, applying effective riding strategies, and knowing the capabilities and limitations of their motorcycle. Motorcyclists are taught how to apply these safety practices to not only avoid being involved in a crash but to greatly reduce the chance of injury should a crash occur.